Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the win over Eastern Kentucky.

Mark Gottfried

"I thought in the second half we attacked the zone much better. I thought that was the difference in the game. In the first half, we struggled against the zone—didn't move it nearly as well as we should have, didn't get the ball inside, didn't penetrate the zone very well."

"I thought the first half we became cautious. It was paralysis by analysis. In the second half we were just aggressive... the first half, to me, I thought we seemed real tentative."

"He (Warren) did what good players do. He had a really aggressive nature during the stretch. That is what you want your good players to do, to step up and be aggressive and that's what he did."

"As the game went on, I thought he (Cat Barber) got better. He is so quick. He can penetrate so well. He went in there and got in trouble a couple of times tonight, while also playing against a team that is leading the country in steals as a team, but I think every part of the game for him, he just keeps getting better and better. He is learning our offense. His ability and quickness to get to the rim is something we want."

"I think with Jordan (Vandenberg) you just have to remember he changes things because of his length. Our guys are figuring out that if they penetrate and put the ball up there on the rim somewhere he is pretty good at going up there and getting it and finishing it."

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